Sen. Mike Lee sends surrogate to Park City, Coalville next week |

Sen. Mike Lee sends surrogate to Park City, Coalville next week


Sen. Mike Lee is scheduled to send his mobile office to Summit County on Wednesday, something that affords people the opportunity to speak to one of the Republican senator’s staffers about a variety of issues.

The mobile office, essentially one of the senator’s staffers, plans to make two stops in the county. From 10 a.m. until noon, it is scheduled to be in Conference Room #1 at the County Courthouse in Coalville. Later, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., the mobile office will set up in the East Conference Room at the Marsac Building.

Larry Shepherd, the community outreach director for the senator, will appear in Park City and Coalville.

A spokesperson for Lee, Emily Bennion, said people who stop by when the mobile office is in a community sometimes want assistance with veterans benefits or some other sort of help. She said others want to express support or opposition to congressional legislation.

Shepherd will take notes and share the comments with Lee and other staffers, Bennion said. She said attendance varies at similar events elsewhere in the state.

"I want my office to be open and available to all Utahns. The best way to achieve that is by going directly to them. Utahns deal with a range of federal issues — from Social Security to veterans benefits to navigating the bureaucracy of the federal government — and I want to be there to help them get answers," Lee said in a letter from his office to the County Courthouse.

Parkites in the last year, including during the congressional campaign, have shown interest in numerous federal issues like the economy and immigration. Many have been especially following the SkiLink proposal, which would connect Canyons Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort. The connection hinges on the sale of federal land to Talisker Corp. Lee is one of the sponsors of the legislation that would authorize the sale.

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